Laser scanning on Skellig Michael

Discovery Programme laser scanning at Skelling Michael

Discovery Programme laser scanning at Skellig Michael

Last week, geo-surveyors from the Discovery Programme had the privilege of laser scanning the monastic enclosure on Skellig Michael (one of Ireland's three UNESCO World Heritage Sites). This work was undertaken as part of the EU-funded 3D-ICONS Project, and the visit was facilitated by the Office of Public Works.

More photographs of the work in progress have been uploaded by the Discovery programme to share with the 3D ICONS Facebook  group.

Background

Skellig Michael  or Great Skellig  is an island (the larger of the two Skellig Islands) in the Atlantic Ocean, 11.6 km west of the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland.  A Christian monastery was founded on the island at some point between the 6th and 8th century, and was continuously occupied until its abandonment in the late 12th century. The remains of this monastery, along with most of the island itself, were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1996. (From Wikipedia ).